The Office of Research and Development Services headed by its new director, Dr. Ryan V. Dio, conducted on May 25 the 1st Bi-Annual In-House Review of completed, on-going and proposed R & D projects and posters presentations. The theme was “Achieving Quality Higher Education and the ASEAN Integration Through Multidisciplinary Research.” 13 studies were presented in the education-socioeconomic category and 6 in the AFNR & ICT (agriculture, fisheries and natural resources; information and communication technology). And 6 expert panelists – Dr. Ruby L. Leander (SSC retired faculty), DepEd Sup. Dr. Danilo E. Despi, DOST Prov. S & T Director Engr. Emmanuel Guim, Mr. Nestor Nava of Dept. of Agriculture, Dr. Susan S. Janer and Mr. Michael John A. Jamora of SSC – evaluated these output. After the deliberations in the 1st category, a study from Education Dept. – Sor. City won 1st; 2nd from Technology Dept. – Sor. City; and a tie for 3rd from Bulan and Magallanes campus. For AFNR, Bulan campus researchers won 1st. The 2nd review this year is scheduled this coming October.
As of May 2015, the Office of Research and Development Services (ORDS) accomplished the following:
- 1st bi-annual in-house review of 19 completed, on-going and proposed projects;
- 1 international and 6 national research paper presentations;
- Evaluation of 7 project proposals;
- 4 publications in research journals (REDTI, Intersection, IAMURE and JPAIR).
A new director has also taken the place of Dr. Magdalena Ocbian, now the SSC Vice-President for Academic Affairs. Dr. Ryan V. Dio is an experienced math faculty of the Teacher Education department and graduate school, a seasoned researcher, and also the former student services coordinator of the Sorsogon City campus before he assumed the office this April. A seminar-workshop for peer reviewers, editors and researchers on technical writing of scientific articles is also scheduled this June 10-11. This is the R & D office’s initial preparation for the evaluation of the SSC research journal by CHED and other accrediting agencies.
With the direction of its administrator, Engr. Oscar Peter Pascual, SSC Castilla has accomplished various undertakings this quarter. These includes several projects to improve its physical facilities, which includes ceiling repairs of BIDANI building and Farmer’s Hall, covered walk extension, wall concreting of academic buildings. It has also established linkages with Balotoc farms (Batangas), Albay Breeding Station and Quezon Agricultural Experiment Station, among others, for student placement. Production activities it has engaged include rice seed, coconut, sweet corn, organic vegetable, poultry and ruminant production, and vermi-composting.